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Derek Dawkins

Full name: Derek Anthony Dawkins
Birthdate: 29.11.1959
Birthplace: Edmonton, London
Position: Right-back
Joined from: Local
Nationality: England
First game: Derby County, 22.04.1978
Last game: Newcastle United, 29.04.1978
Games: 3
Goals: 0
Player Profile

London-born Dawkins made just three league appearances for the Foxes after coming through the youth ranks at Filbert Street.

He was only a teenager when he was given his debut by caretaker boss Ian MacFarlane in 1978 - City's relegation had been confirmed and Dawkins featured at right-back in the final three matches of the season as Leicester looked to restore some pride following a poor season.

Those appearances were to be Dawkins's last as new manager Jock Wallace released the defender at the end of the season and he signed for Mansfield Town. Dawkins built a career in the lower divisions and he suffered the taste of relegation again just two years later with Mansfield before going on to enjoy promotion with Bournemouth in 1982.

Dawkins went on to feature 175 times for Torquay United under former Foxes team-mate Dave Webb - who also signed the full-back at Bournemouth - before his career came to an end at Gloucester City when he suffered a career-ending injury. Gloucester couldn't pay off the insurance for the injury and they were subsequently suspended by the FA.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1977-78Division One (old)3---------3-
Total3---------3 -


1 22.04.1978 1 - 4 Derby County (A) Division One (old)
2 26.04.1978 0 - 2 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
3 29.04.1978 3 - 0 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)


Club Fee Date
IN Local Youth October 1977
OUT  Mansfield Town Free December 1978
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